Total number of cichlid spesies

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Total number of cichlid spesies

Post by alfolebt » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:48 am

Hello !
I would like to know the total number of cichlids that have been described/ foundat current time. I have a feeling that at least 1600-1700 species have been found in Africa, but have many in the rest of the world?

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Re: Total number of cichlid spesies

Post by Lisachromis » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:57 pm

According to cichlidae.com "The catalog of all cichlid species, listing 1,665 generally accepted and 578 potentially undescribed species". I would think there are probably more than that though.

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